Singing and dancing at Columbia's Family Fest 2009

Family fest 2009 takes over Finlay Park on Sunday.

This foot- stomping, hand-clapping, praise worshipping festival brought thousands out.

Manning resident Edward Tindale says, this is his first year at the festival, but it won't be his last.

He says, "It's nice, real nice. I'm enjoying it."

Thousands were out celebrating this Memorial holiday and everything the festival has to offer.

Tindal says this is the perfect way to celebrate. After all, no other festival offers good food, great company, and as he puts it in his own words, "the music. I love hearing the music."

Quite like family fest.

There was also a special moment to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

Through song and dance, it's a day full of praise and worship celebrating the festival of family.